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Sustainable Investing Training Course


8 - 9 October 2020

Virtual Classroom

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate what sustainable investing is as an investment strategy in its own right
  • Distinguish between sustainable and impact investing
  • Recognise the importance of sustainable investing as a development finance tool
  • Analyse the significance of Environmental, Social and (corporate) Governance (ESG) factors on the performance of a sustainable investment opportunity
  • Identify financial institutions involved in sustainable investing and what form their involvement can take
  • Explain the significance of ESG screening criteria
  • Recognise the relationship between sustainable investing and the potential for value creation
  • Create a framework to:
    • Evaluate the potential value of a sustainable investment opportunity
    • Determine the how, when and why i.e. the potential value drivers of the investment and their sensitivity
  • Explain the implications of ESG criteria upon the due diligence process
  • Articulate the rationale for different methods used to structure and finance sustainable impact investments
  • Explain the difference in perspective and motivations of the various parties involved

Download the Sustainable Investing course brochure

We have been delivering online training for many years and know how to ensure the interaction is the same as if you were in a classroom.

The trainer will share his screen to allow you to follow the training session, which will be very practical. Our trainer will include polls, group work, exercises, discussions and breaks.

The course will be 50% pre-recorded, on-demand material that can be accessed at the delegates preferred time. 50% will be delivered ‘live’ with the trainer – timings of this will be flexible in order to best meet the requirements of the demographics of the delegates.

You will be able to ask questions, give feedback and participate in the practical sessions. Class sizes will be capped to ensure every delegate will be guaranteed quality time with the trainer.

Dates: 8-9 October 2020 & 11-12 March 2021
Venue: Virtual Classroom (and London)

Online course fee: £1799 plus VAT = £2158.80
London course fee: £2199 plus VAT = £2638.80

Dr. Roger W. Mills

Roger Mills is an Emeritus Professor at Henley Business School, University of Reading and he has a unique blend of academic and business experience.

Roger has consulted to numerous companies and organisations in many countries around the World. He has worked extensively with within private equity, including sustainable/impact investing, as well as with banks, consultancies, financial institutions, development banks, foundations, sovereign funds, LPs and GPs.

As a private equity investor Roger was a founding member of a technology start up that secured a successful AIM listing on the London Stock Exchange for a dotcom company in the late 1990’s. This listed company went on to acquire a number of businesses to refocus its activities before being acquired by a private equity player. He has also been involved extensively in recent years in advising a number of technology companies.

From his academic studies, all undertaken part-time whilst working, he has a PhD in Finance, a Masters in Management Studies (MBA) and a first degree in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. During the professional part of his career he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, Company Secretary and Corporate Treasurer. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Currently, he is the CEO of his own group of companies and an advisor to a number of organisations at board level, including one Middle East bank.

Roger has written numerous articles and both authored and co-authored many books, the most recent being Masterminding the Deal (August 2013).

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